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    "The Most Dangerous Game," by Richard Connel demonstrates "the world is made up of two classes- the hunters and the hunted." The story ,"The Most Dangerous Game," focuses on Sanger Rainsford, a skilled hunter, who ends up on an island after falling off a ship. On the island he meets Ivan and General Zaroff. The lesson the story shows significance of two types of classes, hunters and the hunted. Even though it conveys a sense of more than two classes, but the truth is that there are only two classes in the world. Everyone in the world consists of either a hunter or a hunted. "The strong survive and the weak perish." This shows the belief that hunters are considered strong and a challenge, while hunted are considered weak and easy prey. Also, it symbolizes the almost everyone is hunted by something and there is always a way to get stronger, but only the true substantial are true hunters. "You said it yourself, there are two classes, the strong and the weak." This quote represents society by comparing society to a hunter and hunted place. For example, in wars the stronger nation will win, and are the hunters while the weak were considered hunted. Also, in sports the more agile and fit teams win against teams with less strength and speed which shows that there are two types of classes. The animal kingdom also contains hunters and hunted. In "The Most Dangerous Game," Rainsford asks the General," What is you most dangerous game, Animals?" Which the genera respond to with, "of…

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    Through the hardships the boys face, Jack’s inner primitive self emerges due to the constant battle with the unknown fear of the beast. The painted mask that Jack doges, truly represent his turn into savagery and introduce this new identity of bloodlust and violence, “He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling….and the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.” (66). This shows that due to his obsession of bloodlust…

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    Bloodlust: A Short Story

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    “Get your worthless asses back to work!” Coach McHemingway yelled at the Fairly Middle Tails. How good were they? Eh, fairly middle. Leopold sat on the bleachers, watching the rest of the middle schoolers scramble back onto the field. There was always something about the rest of the kids at Fairly Middle, Leopold just couldn’t put his finger on what that “something” was. They’ve always had an uneasy air of bloodlust just fluttering about them, fluttering around and around in circles until that…

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    Bloodlust Vs Aztecs

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    Bloodlust has been the driving force in the formation and persistence of empires since humanity’s manifestation. The Romans, Spanish, Mongols, and British are a small example of groups that both rose to power and expanded through the merciless slaughter of thousands, simply to satisfy their own greed and yearning to conquer. Yet for some reason it seems to be common Western practice to reflect upon these “great conquerors” and praise their accomplishments, while simultaneously berating the…

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    Our Inner Monster Bloodlust. Frenzy. Feast. Grendel haunts Hrothgar’s Hall Herot for 12 winters, devouring everyone in sight. To the relief of the Danes, Beowulf arrives to slay the beast and succeeds when Grendel dies from losing an arm. Both the Danes and the audience are satisfied with Grendel’s downfall since Grendel is portrayed as a monster, a monster Beowulf must kill. Shedding new light on the “monster”, Grendel -written by John Gardner- shows the human half of the Child of Cain. This…

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    Odysseus, the main character in Homer’s The Odyssey, is not a hero. He shows many non-heroic traits by today’s standards, such as his unending arrogance and need to prove himself, his unfaithfulness to his wife Penelope, and his bloodlust and unjust killings. Throughout the book Odysseus shows these characteristics through his actions. He Insults a Cyclops, he stays with and sleeps with a nymph for seven long years and he slaughters many maids who barely did anything wrong. A hero is humble,…

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    conch to call the surviving boys to an assemble. Here, the boys elect Ralph as the leader and he attempts to honor the responsibilities of civilization. Ralph makes the executive decisions regarding the rules of the tribe, and despite his best efforts to recreate the order of civilization, his work towards building shelters and keeping the fire going fail. Out of a sense of duty, Ralph and Simon are the only boys that work on the shelters in chapter three, while the rest of the tribe goes off to…

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    rivals if you will. Jack and Ralph have a paramount power struggle over who exactly is the leader of the boys that crashed on the island along with them. The two boys gain and lose followers or tribesmen throughout the book as these two different figureheads clash in almost all-out war. As Ralph is more of a calm, charismatic individual that resembles a source of order and integrity, as Jack is a more egomaniacal, power-hungry individual, much like Germany, at the time this book takes place in,…

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    LOTF/LOP Juxtaposition

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    With Yann Martel his main character is Pi; he is a young boy that is raised in a zoo. Pi will soon find himself lost in the middle of the ocean where he be there for almost one year. In both of this two epic adventures we see how salvergy is in everybody when there is no order. In analyzing, and juxtaposing this two works of art, many of emotions and questionable ethical credibility and choices continue to occur. Within this two wonderful pieces of literary works we can find several similarity…

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    Elijah, a blood thirsty sport. Elijah’s rejection of his Cree values on killing is a result of his desire to conform and downplay his aboriginal heritage in order to be accepted by the largely racist white military. Xavier manages to fight the pressure to conform and finds flaws in the ways of the white men, and even shows signs of racisms himself when he says that “their tongue is better for lies” p. 56. Xavier’s strength to maintain his culture despite being a ridiculed minority in the army…

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